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Latest UpdatesGerman sash system supplier Schüco International KG establish Japanese subsidiary in Tokyo
Jul 05, 2019
Founded in Germany in 1951, Schüco International KGdevelops and sells system solutions for windows, doors, façades, sliding systems, security system and sun shading. In addition to these innovative products for residential and commercial buildings, the building envelope specialist offers consultation and digital solutions for all phases of a building project – from the initial idea through to design, fabrication and installation. Machinery for fabrication and a 360° cycle of sustainability complement the range of products and services. With more than 5,400 employees worldwide, the Schüco Group strives to be the industry leader in terms of technology and service today and in the future. To this end, the company is always developing and testing new products and services for the entire building envelope, taking account of current market trends and standards. 12,000 fabricators, developers, architects and investors around the world work together with Schüco.
The company’s technology has an established reputation in terms of noise control and fire prevention, and is highly regarded in Europe and around the world for its contribution to energy efficiency and environmental protection. Examples of Schüco systems include the facades of Cambridge Law Faculty and the Port House in Antwerp.
For the Japanese market, Schüco started selling sashes for housing through partner companies in Japan in the late 1970s. The company has been selling windows that were quite rare in those days, such as inswing windows and tilt-in hopper windows, as well as large sliding doors and pivot windows with horizontal shafts. In December 2018, the company founded Schueco Japan KK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Schüco Group, to expand its business in Tokyo, where demand for construction has risen considerably due to the preparation for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. Schüco Japan aims to offer targeted innovative technological system solutions to the Japanese market in collaboration with architectural design companies, developers and general contractors.
To assist with the establishment of the company’s base in Japan, the JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) provided temporary office space, consultation on company registration, and information on the market and incentive programs. The IBSC also introduced local service providers (a recruitment agency, real estate agency and translation agency).